Fazl, Shehbaz agree to convene PDM meeting by May end

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif agreed to convene a session of the PDM by the end of May.

The agreement was reached during a telephonic conversation between the PDM president and the leader of the opposition in the National Assembly.

During the conversation, the two opposition leaders held detailed consultations about the political situation in the country.

Fazl will soon announce the final date of the PDM session after contacting other leaders in the anti-government alliance.

Last week, PML-N President and Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Mian Shehbaz Sharif contacted PML-N supremo Mian Nawaz Sharif and Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman.

The three leaders discussed strategy for the anti-government movement. The opposition will start the anti-government movement after Eid-ul-Fitr.

Maulana Fazlur Rehman will meet leaders of all PDM parties after Eid-ul-Fitr for the final decision against the government, PML-N sources said.

Shahbaz Sharif will play a central role in the anti-government movement, PML-N sources said.

The three leaders also agreed to go to court against the FIA’s action against Shahbaz Sharif to stop flying from abroad, PML-N sources said.

PDM chief will hold a steering committee meeting after Eid-ul-Fitr and also invite PPP, ANP. If the issues are resolved, PPP and ANP will be invited to the PDM summit, sources said.

The agenda of the PDM summit meeting after Eid was also discussed.

Shahbaz Sharif’s suggested including the Kashmir issue in the PDM agenda. The Kashmir issue will be an important part of the anti-government movement, sources from PMLN said.

Raja Furqan Ahmed

Raja Furqan Ahmed is the News Editor of The Pakistan Daily.

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